US Pentagon to treat cyber-attacks as 'acts of war'
01-Jun-2011 (2 comments)

The US is working on a plan to categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war, says the New York Times newspaper.

In future, a US president could consider economic sanctions, cyber-retaliation or a military strike if key US computer systems were attacked, officials have said recently.

The planning was given added urgency by a cyber-attack last month on the defence contractor, Lockheed Martin.

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by iamfine on

Your statement is well taken. Is this a one way street or is applicable to all countries. As we all know Israelis (I am not sure if Russia was involved or not) already did it to Iran.


The question would be if they would stop their own cyber attack

by Bavafa on

And would they throw a fit if other countries take their cyber attack as act of war?